FitzHenry’s Funeral Home

3945 Fairview Drive, Carson City, NV


John Ponte

Passed away on September 1, 2019

John Ponte, of Carson City, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019, in Carson City after a brief illness. A retired painter, John was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to John and Olinda Ponte.

John loved his family and friends, and all the dogs in his life over the years, including Buster, Roxy, Jazmin and Buddy. John was a good friend to many, an avid golfer, and a passionate fan of all the sports teams in the Boston area, especially the Red Sox. He was widely known for his positive attitude and sense of humor, and he always enjoyed a good joke. John is survived by his wife Robin of Carson City, his daughters Michelle Boudreau of New Bedford, Massachusetts and Nicole Baker of Dayton, Nevada, his brother Richard Ponte of St. Paul, Minnesota, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Cheryl Said. As per his wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. A golf outing may be planned in the near future. His family suggests that those so inclined make a donation in John’s name to the Carson Animal Services Initiative (CASI) in Carson City, the First Tee of Northern Nevada, or the Northern Nevada Junior Golf Association to support their hosting of the upcoming Boys Junior America’s Cup to be held in Genoa, Nevada. The family also encourages all of John’s golfing friends to raise a toast in John’s honor after your next round of golf.


  • A Celebration will be held at a later date.


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John St. Germain

September 16, 2019

Surprised and knocked over by the news, heard it from Jim Keppler today, that John has passed. Played many rounds of golf with John. He was always upbeat and positive, picked you up when when you had a bad shot. He was an anchor to the locals at Eagle Valley GC. To be missed for sure, along with Joe Webster.


Lisa Schuette

September 14, 2019

The CASI team would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Robin and all of John's family. We will remember John as a kind and thoughtful man who looked out for people and animals alike. Our hearts are heavy as we say goodbye.

John, here's to helping dogs, golfing and rooting for the Red Sox. Here's to you!

With love, your forever CASI friends

Joanne Ponte Laurianno

September 10, 2019

I will always remember how gracious and funny he was my mom loved him alot always told us your cousin John Ponte Jr is coming over. May u rip cousin

Jane and Red St. Pierre

September 10, 2019

John had a way of livening up the room when he came over. We had great times whenever we all got together. Family cookouts, and parties while I was growing up. Fun fun times . Also John and Robin were such gracious hosts when Aunt Dot and I went to visit them in Carson City. Seeing him made Auntie proud! And then Dad and I would look forward to his visits to New England because John would always swing by even if only for an hour. I always said I wanted to bring Dad to see John and Robin's place. Dad would love Carson City! I regret I didnt have that chance. Rest in peace John till we see each other again. Please God take care of Robin we pray for her peace.

Darcy Johnson

September 6, 2019

What a kind and funny man. He will be desperately missed. Fare thee well, my friend! Hugs to Robin and the whole family.